Famous People Born in 1606

  • Feb 10 Christine Marie of France, regent of Savoy (d. 1663)
  • Feb 12 John Winthrop, the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
  • Mar 3 Edmund Waller, English poet (Song: Go, lovely rose) and politician, born in Coleshill, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1687)
  • May 6 Lorenzo Lippi [Perlone Zipoli], Italian poet and painter, born in Florence (d. 1664)
  • May 23 Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1682)
  • May 25 Charles Garnier, French Jesuit missionary in New France, born in Paris (d. 1649)

Pierre Corneille (1606-1684)

Jun 6 French poet and dramatist (El Cid, Horace), born in Rouen, France

  • Jun 16 Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (d. 1675)
  • Jun 19 James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman, born in Hamilton Palace, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1649)

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)

Jul 15 Dutch painter (Night Watch), born in Leiden, Netherlands

  • Aug 18 Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary, born in El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain (d. 1646)
  • Sep 22 Li Zicheng "Dashing King", Chinese rebel (ousted Ming dynasty and briefly captured Beijing), born in Li Jiqian village, Shaanxi province (d. 1645)
  • Oct 14 Joan Maetsuyker, Dutch governor-general of Ceylon (1653-78), born in Amsterdam (d. 1678)

Jeanne Mance (1606-1673)

Nov 12 French-Canadian settler who founded the first hospital in North America (Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal), born in Langres, France

  • Nov 20 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat and historian (d. 1682)
  • Nov 22 Pieter de Jode II, Flemish engraver and publisher, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1674)
  • Dec 20 Christoph Schultze, German composer, born in Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (now Germany) (d. 1683)